he John H. Boner Community Center Children and Youth Services offers neighborhood youth various opportunities to support healthy development by providing children with tools and foundation skills that foster growth and progress. Parents also benefit as they receive the support and education needed to encourage their child’s academic growth and future.
Community School Program
The John H. Boner Community Center and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) partner to offer a wide range of services and opportunities which strengthen students and families before, during and after school for those who attend IPS #14, IPS #54, and IPS #74. Community schools bring and connect the necessary partnerships and support for both parents and students to thrive in the classroom, home and neighborhood. By offering these resources to the schools, families are better equipped for an improved quality of life.
Community School Locations and Contact Information
Brookside Elementary, IPS #54
Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator
Theodore Potter Elementary, IPS #74
Abigail Borders, Parent Liaison and Community School Coordinator
Washington Irving Elementary, IPS #14
Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator
E.D.G.E. Afterschool Programs
Excellence – Discovery – Growth through Education (EDGE) offers Near Eastside youth safe, fun and structured academic and enrichment activities throughout the school year and summer months. EDGE after school programming takes place at IPS #14, IPS #15, IPS #54, Harshman Middle School and Arsenal Technical High School. EDGE offers a variety of fun, yet engaging programs with an emphasis on academics including: homework help, interested-based clubs, enrichment groups, creative arts programs, educational field trips, physical fitness and wellness activities and family engagement events.
For more information contact: Brittany Kronmiller, Children & Youth Director at (317) 633-8210
Youth Education Town
Through partnerships with twelve local non-profit organization, a wide variety of programs are designed to introduce youth to various activities which will then provide the tools needed to expand their interests and skill set. Located at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, this facility includes educational classrooms, a media studio, mobile computer lab, educational greenhouse and garden, instructional kitchen and arts studio.
Summer Camp 2013
Boneroo Summer Camp is a six-week day camp for Near Eastside youth entering grades 1-5. Camp will take place at Brookside Park Monday – Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Youth will be exposed to new activities and ideas, all while discovering their strengths, interests, and future possibilities. Activities include weekly field trips, academic and STEM enrichment, recreational and physically active indoor and outdoor games, team building, reflection times, swimming and more!
Interested in learning about music and video production? Select students will take part in a series of workshops and will write, record and produce a song and music video. Learn more information located on the the summer camp registration form!
EDGE Kinetic Summer Camp is a six-week day camp for Near Eastside youth entering grades 6 – 9. Camp will take place at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center Monday – Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Camp will be focused on heath and wellness. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in art projects, learn non-traditional sports like rowing, rugby, gymnastics, or ultimate Frisbee, while also focusing on healthy eating through culinary classes and gardening. Activities will also include a weekly field trip, swimming, academic enrichment, and much more!